Friday, May 4, 2012

Jews Living in the Jewish Homeland

Nadene Goldfoot
I  support the right of Jews to live in Judea, Samaria, all of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The future Palestine state, of which has been offered to the Arabs since 1948 and has been refused, is against any Jews to live in these areas.  It's been 64 years of refusal and fighting against Israel first as Arab militants, then the PLO's who have turned into Fatah, and now the highly militant group of Hamas who are terrorists.  

Up until the War of 1967 or Six Day War, Jews were not able to live in these places as they had been taken over illegally by Jordan.  No one complained about what they had accomplished by doing this, even though the land was once listed as being a part of the Jewish Homeland that was being planned  and promised by England who held the keys to the land after the fall of the  Ottoman Empire and World War I.  

The fact is that Judea and Samaria were originally Judah, one of the two states belonging to the ancient Jewish people.  There was Israel and Judah, and King David's capital was Jerusalem.  For 2,000 years Jews have prayed daily that we should return there, and now it's happened.

Jews have taken in 1.4 million Arabs as their citizens of Israel.  Why can't the so called Palestinians be gracious and allow Jews to live in their future state?  Oh no, they want everything to be Judenrein or free of Jews, just like the Nazis.  

If the day ever comes that the Palestinians stop teaching their children to hate Jews and that they are sub-human will be the day when these two peoples will live in peace.  This is going on right now in these territories of Judea and Samaria, even though they are supposed to be populated and run by the "moderate" Fatah PA.  

The presence of Jews in what the Jordanians called "The West Bank" only improved their economic situation, which grew till 1992.  Tourism boosted the economy and grew.  The population there and in the Gaza Strip more than tripled from 1967 to 1994.  The Arab population in 1967 was 950,000 and grew to more than 3,000,000.
Jews haven't displaced these Arabs.  Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria stimulated growth and improvement.. Seven universities had sponsors from Jews and the Israeli government.  Before, the Arabs had only 3 teacher training institutions.  

There are 5 types of developments that Jews adhere to in these areas. 

1. Agrarian towns for military security purposes manned mainly by soldiers.  Israeli court had IDF move their base 10 km west for land claims of local Palestinians. 
2. Towns Jews have returned to that had lived there before 1948 like Hebron, gush Etzion, Jewish Quarter of East Jerusalem
3. Expanding suburbs of large Israeli cities who touch the "Green Line"
4. Other villages and town  not under this list.
5. Illegal rogue villages. Some have been forcibly dismantled by IDF.  

This is a very emotional issue in Israel.  Orthodox Jews expect that all Jews should be allowed to settle anywhere in Eretz Israel where Abraham lived.  This means Judea and Samaria from Shechem/Nablus to Hebron.  The non-religious Jews are against it, citing legality.  the 4th type of settlements are legal according to the 4th Geneva convention.  These 5th types are palpably illegal.  

But then, the Arabs have thrown out UN Resolution 242 from November 22, 1967.  The purpose of this was to create a just and lasting peace with guarantees for territorial inviolability, mutually recognized borders and political independence of every state in the area.  This makes Israel's administration all legal until a just and lasting peace is achieved.  It can include the development of unoccupied segments for housing a growing population.  This is not the same as transporting population to the territory for resettlement, making the 3rd type also very legal.  

References: Big Lies by David Meir-Levi from the David Horowitz Freedom Center

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